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AdMob

As for technology and implementation... I think they are superb. But in today's world you can't go around doing whatever you want to stroke your own ego. You have to care for your clients & communicate with them. AdMob loses all respect there. I understand banning those illegal click farm guys in Asia/Africa, but banning a developer in Europe who has nothing to do with click farms, and then refraining to verify their own data collection is absolutely nauseating.
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Yahoo Gemini

Gemini is well suited to round out any PPC search campaign. It lags in audience size (compares to Google and Bing), but has respectable targeting abilities. Campaign design and launch are similar to other platforms and rely primarily on specific and broad matching terms.
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Pros

  • Well it works really well.
  • No complaints about their technical backing.
  • They do take the pain so your implementation is fairly easy.
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  • Reporting: granular exports (summary, by week, by day, etc) of front end metrics (clicks, impressions, spend)
  • Easily build and launch campaigns specifically tailored to client needs
  • Intuitive interface and documentation to guide campaign prep and launches
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Cons

  • Theyre customer service is by far the worst ever.
  • They have to stop banning user accounts for no reason. They have been wrong on so many counts, it just will make you wonder which primary school student is giving them info to make such horrendous decisions.
  • Their high handedness is handling cases, they keep giving copy paste client servicing replies, won't own up to it being their fault, and leave you in a lurch absolutely unbothered. This is a black spot on Google.
  • They keep sending you emails with warnings about stuff you haven't even dreamed of doing. Saying absolutely shady stuff like "asking your family to click on ads for you is an invalid activity" What will I earn out of that, 25cents after a 1000clicks? Do you think my 80yr old granny has the energy to keep clicking something for 1000times?
  • They never have the courage to accept they've made a mistake and they may have collected some invalid data without considering all of the circumstances. And if you try to draw their attention to that, they give you a deaf ear. It is really sad, for such an amazing product. The attitude sucks big time.
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  • More robust and sophisticated reporting capacity: front end metrics are available with different granularities, but lacking in insight to guide optimization strategy
  • No display/programmatic buying options as yet.
  • Audience targeting could be improved and audience / lookalike modeling could be improved. That said, geotargeting capabilities are very good.
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Better rates
Reply very often.
No fake copy paste customer service.
No high handedness in handling cases, they always listen.. And then make decisions, they never brand you a self clicker and ban your account when you are innocent
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Both Taboola and Yahoo Gemini were used in the organization, but the general client relationship with Taboola was much stronger in the UK and allowed for more constant investment rather than being seen as an 'experimental channel' as Yahoo Gemini was.
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Return on Investment

  • Before I got into it my other friends told me there are way better Ad providers. But being a Google fan I still signed up.
  • Now I remember writing to AdMob, requesting them to give me earning rates... But they never replied. So zero return on investment. They just keep you guessing.
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  • ROI was positive overall and outperformed some existing channels, it was very strong in particularly high competition markets in the UK.
  • Traffic is lower generally than other digital marketing solutions so it makes less difference to the ROI of every large company, but smaller, more agile operations can certainly benefit.
  • Some campaigns seemed to have very poor ROI, but with less insights available it's hard to take action beyond de-activating rather than going through standard optimisation paths.
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Pricing Details

AdMob

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Yahoo Gemini

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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